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Free office equipment

Sandwell Council wish to donate the following office machines, which are surplus to requirements:

Rexel CB256 Simply Bind Office Comb Binding Machine
Fellowes Home Laminator Mars A3.

If you could make use of the either, or both, please contact Heather Chinner at heather_chinner@sandwell.gov.uk.


Looking for some replacement office furniture?

SCVO has been contacted by a local company that has office furniture to dispose of following a liquidation.  Some items are free, others may have a small charge.
Geoff Herbert (the company contact) has until the end of this week (Friday, 30th June 2017) to receive offers – what’s left thereafter will be out of his control. The items are in Geoff’s old workplace at; 96 Cape Hill, Smethwick, B66 4PH (This is a shop front with “Seal Energy Ltd” signage above it)  

If any voluntary group wishes to have a look at what’s available please contact Geoff Herbert on 07428 367263.
The building will be staffed and open on Wednesday and Thursday this week (10am – 4 pm) for people to drop in and on other days by appointment.  We cannot deliver items – these are for collection only.

Some of the items available include (sample pictures):

Local company wish to donate free office furniture

Steel and Alloy Gonvarri Steel Services, West Bromwich, have a number of office desks in excellent condition and a few office chairs, which they would wish to donate to the voluntary sector. Steel and Alloy is based at Trafalgar Works, Union Street, West Bromwich B70 6BZ.

The company need to clear their office of these items of furniture by Friday, 21 April at the very latest. If you are interested please contact Kate Bonsor via email at kbonsor@steelalloy.co.uk, or telephone 0121 500 0624.

Free Shuttering Plywood

shuttering-plywoodCarillion Construction Service’s Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project, has approximately 250 sheets of used 2.4m x 1.2m shuttering plywood. Carillion would like to donate this material to local voluntary sector organisations.

If your organisation could benefit from these sheets of plywood, please email Natiesh.Marshall@carillionplc.com.

The Terrence Higgins Trust Seeks Venues to Offer HIV Testing

Terrence Higgins TrustThe Terrence Higgins Trust is based at Pure Offices in Broadwell Road, Oldbury B69 4BY,
where a drop in service is available.  It is looking for other venues to offer HIV testing for clients or the public. 

An HIV test will have a result within minutes – with rapid prick test which looks for antibodies within the body. The Trust is interested in setting up centres across Sandwell to be able to provide this efficient service.

If you can help The Terrence Higgins Trust, please call Natalie Quinn on 07468726029, or email natalie.quinn@tht.org.uk

In the UK, a quarter of the population is living with HIV, unaware that they are infected. The Trust would like to ensure everyone has access to a clinic within Sandwell, should they wish to use its services.

Office Space Needed

Fry Housing TrustFry Housing Trust, is a charitable organisation and part of the Accord Group. It has recently secured funding from the Local Authority to deliver a Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme for a two year period and are seeking office space.

Ideally, Fry Housing Trust would like accommodation for four staff (with secure retention of paperwork), together with a training room for up to 15 people, in either West Bromwich, Soho and Victoria, Smethwick or Princes End, Tipton.

In addition, they require a further training room (for up to 15) in two of the above areas for use one day per week.

If you have office space that you feel meets their requirement, please contact Tracey Garbett on 0121 500 6490.



swap shopHave you got equipment or other resources that you would like to share, rent or loan to another Voluntary or Community Group?  Is there something that your organisation could really do with, which other groups might be able to provide?

Please get in touch with SCVO and we will advertise the opportunity through our weekly e-bulletin.   We are hoping that by offering space to publicise Swap Shop resources this will help to offer additional support to organisations and help you to help each other.

Examples of the types of things that could be advertised could be a mini bus for hire, a meeting room, photocopying or anything else you feel is appropriate.

If you are interested please get in touch with Leona Bird at SCVO on 0121 525 1127 or email: leona@scvo.info